"Gerard Trap Bar" http://www.trapbartraining.com/ $239.99 + $70 s/h
"The Genuine Gerard Trap Bar Review" http://www.mm2k.com/trap-bar-review.html
Does anybody on the board own "The Genuine Gerard Trap Bar" or know someone that owns one or has used one?
Now I was getting the money together to buy from Jesup Gym a Hex Bar.
"Olympic Combo Shrug Bar with Free Collars" http://www.jesupgym.com/products.php?cid=12 $130.00
Then I started doing some more searching wanting to confirm more of bits and pieces of what I read about Al Gerard inventing it "because his back was so beat up from deadlifting with a straight bar".
I developed some back pain doing DeadLifts, form was poor and had been trying to improve form but eventually had to stop.
But I really miss the feeling of doing DeadLifts and the mass it helped me put on.
I'm just getting over the back pain.
So I thought as an alternative, the Hex Bar, Trap Bar...
"The Genuine Gerard Trap Bar" is quite a bit more pricy.
But if, if the design differences are enough to make a difference for my back, it would be worth it.
Look them over, at first glance they look the same, but they are different.
I will have to save for some more time, just barely scraped the extra money together for the cheaper one at Jesup Gym.
Can anyone on the board give me some advice.